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#1 introvertomatic

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:50 PM

Hi everyone!

 

I recently completed book one of my fantasy trilogy, and have begun to send out query letters to agents. An agent I queried by email just a few days ago sent me a rejection letter this morning. It wasn't the usual form rejection. It was actually the nicest rejection I've received yet! She sent me a personal reply and some links for me to try and connect with an agent. This site was on her list! So here I am, and I'm so happy to be here. What a great resource!

 

I haven't seen any other Canadians on the site yet. (If you're out there, give me a shout, eh?)

 

I have a question: is it fairly common for Canadians to have American agents? The thing is: there are very few literary agents in Canada, and of those few, only a very small percentage will represent fantasy. So, all three of them have rejected me already. I'm wondering if I should be looking to the States or even the UK for an agent?

 

Any thoughts or advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

 



#2 mwsinclair

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:44 PM

They're definitely here. Several Canadians. Not me personally, but I know they're here. Lurking. Just waiting to pounce. And then apologize for knocking you into the snow ;-)



#3 Ireth

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 03:22 PM

*enters stage left, bearing poutine* Someone call for Canadians?

 

Welcome here, introvertomatic!


There's too much blood in my tea system. Time to put the kettle on.

 

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All projects except WINTER'S QUEEN are currently on hiatus until further notice. Thank you!

 

Queries:

Winter's Queen: http://agentquerycon...een-ya-fantasy/

Tenth Realm: http://agentquerycon...e-epic-fantasy/

Low Road: http://agentquerycon...orical-fantasy/

Moonhunter: http://agentquerycon...ya-xenofiction/

Song of the Sea: http://agentquerycon...sea-ya-fantasy/

My Soul to Keep: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/

Dancing On Edges: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/

Bellringer: http://agentquerycon...ringer-fantasy/

 

Hooks:

Winter's Queen: http://agentquerycon...tasy-hook-help/

Tenth Realm: http://agentquerycon...k-epic-fantasy/

Low Road: http://agentquerycon...fantasyvampire/

Moonhunter: http://agentquerycon...ya-xenofiction/

Song of the Sea: http://agentquerycon...ong-of-the-sea/

My Soul to Keep: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/

Dancing on Edges: http://agentquerycon...asy-query-hook/

 

Synopses:

Winter's Queen: http://agentquerycon...een-ya-fantasy/

Tenth Realm: http://agentquerycon...ntasy-synopsis/

Low Road: http://agentquerycon...fantasyvampire/

My Soul to Keep: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/


#4 LucidDreamer

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:28 AM

I believe many Canadian authors have U.S. based agents. Some may have U.K. as well. It really doesn't matter, so query away!



#5 introvertomatic

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:21 PM

Lol! Thanks, mwsinclair! That's good to know ;)

 

Thank you, Ireth, for the very Canadian welcome! Bearing poutine, no less - I love it! :D

 

And thank you, LucidDreamer, for your helpful feedback. I'm polishing up my query letter as we speak - with the help of the Query Shark's archives (she's so brilliant!) Agents outside of Canada: here I come!



#6 Brittany Astor

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 07:26 AM

Welcome! And congratulations on finishing a manuscript - I'm still not even there yet!


Budding writer of historical YA fiction...





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